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Stories from Monday, March 11, 2002

MoDOT drops idea of Highway 74, Route K loop (03/11/02)
The Missouri Department of Transportation has dropped the idea of building an outer loop that would connect Highway 74 with Route K in Cape Girardeau and relieve some of the through traffic in Jackson. Cape Girardeau Mayor Al Spradling III said he was not surprised by MoDOT's decision...
Nationally known pilot landed here (03/11/02)
Tony Jannus created ripples of excitement when he landed his Benoist Co. hydroplane along the Mississippi River in downtown Cape Girardeau in 1912. Jannus, a nationally known aviator, was hired by Benoist to fuel interest in the company's proposal to build an aviation factory in Cape Girardeau. The appearance of Jannus made a splash, but Benoist's plan to locate a plant in Cape Girardeau apparently went under...
Leaving welfare behind (03/11/02)
Mentoring programs give greater sense of control By Sam Blackwell ~ Southeast Missourian Madeline Garcia's husband was in jail, and she had exhausted her cash benefits through the welfare system. She was trying to support herself and three young children as a waitress and her utilities were about to be shut off when she was referred to Dennis Rigdon at the Private Industry Council. ...
Dentist serves Optimists as chief chili chef (03/11/02)
When it comes to volunteering, Cape Girardeau resident Bob Fox is cookin'. For 16 years, Fox has served as the "chief chili chef" for the annual Noon Optimist Club Chili Day. Fox takes time out from his busy dentistry practice to oversee the preparation of gallons of chili for the club's big fund-raising event...
Emerson mobile office schedule for Thursday (03/11/02)
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's mobile office will make stops at city halls in Advance, Oran and Chaffee, Mo., on Thursday. The mobile office will be at the Advance City Hall from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Oran City Hall from 2 to 3 p.m., and Chaffee City Hall from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m...
Firefighter injured during Sunday fire at apartment (03/11/02)
A Cape Girardeau firefighter was injured Sunday morning while putting out an apartment fire at 1412 Lexington. Battalion chief Steve Niswonger said a captain in the department received an electric shock while in the attic above second-floor apartment number 12. Niswonger did not release the captain's name, but said the man was treated and released from St. Francis Medical Center...
17-year-old Cape native earns pilot's license (03/11/02)
Lori Hampton recently enjoyed a $100 hamburger dinner. That's $95 to rent an airplane for an hour and instructor time, and $5 for the hamburger. Hampton needed to complete a night flight to get her pilot's license. So, she flew from Atlanta, Ga., to Habersham on the South Carolina border for a hamburger...
Civil War re-enactors to speak on Thursday (03/11/02)
Herschel and Jacque Stroud, Civil War re-enactors who portray a Civil War doctor and his nurse wife, will be featured speakers at the Cape Girardeau Executives Club at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Drury Lodge. The Strouds portray Capt. A.G. Huffman and his wife, Pamelia, who lived in Kentucky. The Huffmans left Kentucky after the war and moved west to settle in Peabody, Kan...
Parents, teachers of deaf children gather (03/11/02)
A weeklong seminar for parents and teachers of deaf children kicked off in Oran on Monday. The event will feature information on cochlear implants. Read who attended and what was said in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian.
Locals remember 9/11 events (03/11/02)
Local residents spent Monday reflecting on terrorist attacks that changed a nation. It was the six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 disaster. In New York, residents rededicated a sculpture from the World Trade Center and prepared for a nighttime ceremony as well. Read the full stories from Southeast Missouri and the East Coast in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian...
Girl Scouts celebrate 90 years (03/11/02)
The girls in green who sold more than 17,000 boxes of cookies this year celebrated the 90th anniversary of Girl Scouting in America at an all-faiths church service Sunday. More than 100 girls with patch-covered vests and sashes crowded into the Osage Centre with their parents and troop leaders to honor the organization's March 12, 1912, beginnings in Savannah, Ga...
City building department reviewing scaffold collapse (03/11/02)
CHICAGO -- Melissa Cook's family had traveled to Chicago from as far away as Florida to help her celebrate her 30th birthday on Saturday. But first, she and her cousin decided to go shopping downtown with their mothers. The four women were in Cook's car at a stoplight next to the John Hancock Center when a heavy piece of scaffolding broke away from the building and crashed to the pavement below, crushing the car and instantly killing Cook, 29, of Chicago, and her cousin, Jill Semplinski-Nelson, 27, of Olathe, Kan.. ...
Men collecting stuff at a record rate (03/11/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Men are dedicated. Men are faithful. Men are passionate. Especially when it comes to their toys. If you think the only people hitting garage sales, estate sales and auctions these days are older women in search of glassware, well, you haven't been getting out a lot lately...
Deal near to develop site contaminated by waste oil (03/11/02)
SUGAR CREEK, Mo. -- Talks are under way to turn an oil-contaminated site that for decades has been the center of controversy into a new business development. Officials of Sugar Creek and BP Amoco PLC say they are close to an agreement to develop the old Amoco refinery. The proposed deal would require BP, which owned the refinery, to give the city millions of dollars in cash and infrastructure improvements...
Archbishop can't promise 'unsettling news' will stop (03/11/02)
ST. LOUIS -- Addressing the sex-abuse scandal that has rippled through the nation's Catholic Church in recent weeks, Archbishop Justin Rigali said he can't promise that there won't be any more "unsettling news." The Archdiocese of St. Louis, the nation's third-oldest and one of its largest, so far has removed two priests for allegations of sexually abusing children. Another priest was removed after the FBI seized his computer in a child pornography investigation...
Minister sues aide to mayor of St. Louis (03/11/02)
ST. LOUIS -- The Rev. Larry Rice has filed a libel lawsuit against a spokesman for Mayor Francis Slay, accusing him of making malicious statements about the New Life Evangelistic Center after a fire last week. Slay spokesman Ed Rhode called Rice's downtown homeless shelter a "firetrap," and said "there's not a single working smoke detector."...
KC wants renovations, soccer park (03/11/02)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Unlike their counterparts in other cities, the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals don't want state and local governments to build them new stadiums. They want money to make the ones they have more comparable with newer stadiums in their competitors' cities...
Mailed marijuana leads to nine arrests (03/11/02)
Daily American Republic BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A package of marijuana addressed to a home in Dexter and intercepted in Texas led to the arrest of nine people on drug charges, according to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department. The Texas Department of Public Safety and the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant for the package in McAllen, Texas, and found it contained approximately three pounds of marijuana, according to a press release from the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department.. ...
Tennessee county charges crematory owner with abuse of corpse (03/11/02)
CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) -- The operator of a Georgia crematory where hundreds of bodies were found discarded last month was charged Monday in Tennessee with six felony counts of abuse of a corpse. Ray Brent Marsh, operator of the Tri-State Crematory in Noble, Ga., was already in custody in Walker County, Ga., charged with 174 counts of theft by deception...
Firefighters jailed for taking down mayor's campaign sign (03/11/02)
ELLINGTON, Mo. -- Two Ellington firefighters were jailed overnight Tuesday after they removed a campaign sign belonging to Ellington Mayor Ron Wakefield from its perch in front of the fire station. Rick Bettes, 30, a nine-year veteran of Ellington's volunteer fire department, and Dallas Gilliam, 28, who has been with the department for eight months, were ticketed Tuesday on suspicion of stealing and property damage and were incarcerated at the Reynolds County Jail for 16 hours before they were released Wednesday, according to jail records and summonses issued by the Ellington Police Department.. ...
Spacecrafts shed light on Jupiter, its magnetic field (03/11/02)
Astronomers probing the vast northern lights that ring Jupiter's north pole have found a mysterious X-ray "hot spot" that flares up like a beacon every 45 minutes. Scientists said it could take years to explain this pulsating region, which its discoverers speculate may be related to bursts of radio waves that emanate from the giant planet at a similar interval...
Investors pause after profitable week (03/11/02)
AP Business WriterNEW YORK (AP) -- Wall Street meandered Monday, making mostly modest and mixed moves amid profit-taking from last week's big rally and in the absence of any news to influence trading. The market's few gains came late in the session, but analysts were still encouraged. They said that while investors are cautious, they are confident enough that they aren't cashing out their positions for fear the market's advance will falter...
Hundreds of Sept. 11 detainees still in jail months later (03/11/02)
NEWARK, N.J. -- Khalid Musa was like a lot of other Middle Eastern men who came to the United States last summer: young, eager to see relatives, and hoping to make a few dollars while they were here. And he is like a lot of other Middle Eastern men who have been sitting in jail cells in the United States since last fall...
Gas prices jump nearly 9 cents (03/11/02)
CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Gasoline prices saw their biggest increase in nearly a year during the last two weeks. Friday's average price per gallon for all grades and taxes was nearly $1.24, up 8.77 cents per gallon from Feb. 22, according to the Lundberg survey of 8,000 gas stations nationwide...
Carnahan files for Missouri Senate seat (03/11/02)
Associated Press WriterJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A candidate for the first time, Democratic U.S. Sen. Jean Carnahan filed paperwork Monday seeking election to the Senate to which she was appointed after her husband's death. Mrs. Carnahan, 68, has served in the Senate since Jan. 3, 2001 -- the date on which her husband, Mel Carnahan, was to have taken office...
Dems back off comparing scandals (03/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- The Enron collapse is dangerous for Republicans. It fuels questions about influence-peddling in the White House. And it could raise election-year money for the Democrats. But even the most loyal Democrats concede one thing that Enron is not: The Bush administration's Whitewater...
Pentagon's contingency plan has D.C. buzzing (03/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's top foreign-affairs advisers say the United States must be prepared to use nuclear weapons to deter attacks involving weapons of mass destruction. But in an effort to ease alarm overseas, they said there were no plans to do so...
Universe is beige, not turquoise (03/11/02)
WASHINGTON -- The color of the universe is not an intriguing pale turquoise, as astronomers recently announced. It's actually beige -- and a rather ordinary beige at that. Two Johns Hopkins University astronomers announced in January they had averaged all the colors from the light of 200,000 galaxies and concluded that if the human eye could see this combined hue, it would be a sprightly pale green. That, they said, was the color of the universe...
Text mining - Software searches words for inconsistencies (03/11/02)
CARY, N.C. -- Software can translate foreign languages, turn spoken voice into words on a page and understand e-mail well enough to automatically type customized replies. As programmers continue trying to mimic the human brain, the day may come when software can even read your e-mail and detect lies...
People talk 3/11/02 (03/11/02)
Country music singer gets honorary degree LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Add an honorary doctorate to the accolades for the Coal Miner's Daughter. Loretta Lynn, whose country music reflected her eastern Kentucky childhood, was awarded an honorary doctor of arts degree Saturday from the University of Kentucky....
Olympic medalist feted at hometown (03/11/02)
GREAT NECK, N.Y. -- Olympic figure skating champion Sarah Hughes was feted in her hometown Sunday with hundreds lining the streets to watch marching bands, politicians, police and fire departments parading in her honor. Hughes, 16, shocked the sports world Feb. 21 when she turned a fourth-place finish in preliminary Olympic competition into a gold medal-winning performance in the finals...
Crowe, Berry take top acting honors from Screen Actors Guild (03/11/02)
LOS ANGELES -- Russell Crowe was named best actor Sunday at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role as delusional math genius John Nash in "A Beautiful Mind," a win that could boost his chances to win back-to-back Academy Awards. Halle Berry won for best actress as the widow of an executed death-row inmate who becomes involved with one of her husband's guards in "Monster's Ball."...
NYC marks six months (03/11/02)
NEW YORK -- Joseph Maurer, whose daughter died in the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, said he and his family would stay away from their television set today. "They're going to keep showing the buildings collapsing, and we're not really all that interested in seeing that part of it," Maurer said...
Changes in security study at Boston's Logan airport questioned (03/11/02)
BOSTON -- A final report on security lapses at Logan International Airport was purged of references that pointed to infighting as a contributing problem, a newspaper reported Saturday. The Massachusetts Port Authority hired Counter Technology Inc. last year to conduct a security risk assessment at the airport. Massport had called for the study before the two hijacked planes that crashed into the World Trade Center took off from Logan...
Memorials crop up across nation (03/11/02)
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- The city's monument honoring victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will include at least part of an essay written by Naperville native and Navy Cmdr. Dan Shanower, who was killed when a jet slammed into the Pentagon. His essay, "Freedom Isn't Free," was written a few years back as a tribute to shipmates killed in a plane crash...
One killed as police clash with Hindu crowd (03/11/02)
CALCUTTA, India -- Hindu activists on Sunday fought police trying to enforce a ban on large gatherings imposed after India's worst religious violence in a decade. One activist was killed and 32 people, mostly police, were injured. Police and paramilitary forces were attacked when they tried to break up the crowd at a train station in Paldi, 12 miles south of Calcutta. ...
Yasser Arafat has fulfilled conditions to be allowed to travel (03/11/02)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday he is prepared to allow Yasser Arafat freedom of movement after months of confinement, saying the Palestinian leader has made arrests in the slaying of an Israeli Cabinet minister. Arrests of Palestinian suspects in the October slaying of Rehavam Zeevi were a main condition for the removal of the Israeli blockade that has kept the Palestinian leader under virtual house arrest in his West Bank headquarters in Ramallah since December...
Countries to research Agent Orange's effects (03/11/02)
HANOI -- The United States and Vietnam agreed Sunday to launch a joint study on the health effects of Agent Orange, the herbicide used to destroy large swaths of forest during the Vietnam War. Following a landmark conference on Agent Orange in Hanoi, representatives from the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Vietnam's National Environmental Agency signed a memorandum of understanding that laid out priorities for future research...
Israel ready to discuss cease-fire (03/11/02)
JERUSALEM -- With Mideast violence at its worst levels in 17 months of fighting, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Sunday he was prepared to negotiate with Palestinians on a truce but won't call off the current army offensive against militants...
Weary American troops return to base following eight-day fight (03/11/02)
BAGRAM, Afghanistan -- Hundreds of weary U.S. soldiers descended from the Afghan mountains Sunday after a grueling eight-day battle against enemy holdouts. U.S. bombers pounded the caves were the remaining fighters were hiding. The Army said ground fighting was winding down but that Operation Anaconda would continue until the last of the al-Qaida and Taliban fighters had been killed or surrendered in the Shah-e-Kot mountains...
Truth commission should investigate all offendenders (03/11/02)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- U.N. human rights chief Mary Robinson on Sunday said a proposed truth commission in Afghanistan must investigate atrocities committed by all factions, not just the ousted Taliban. "It's not acceptable in the context of Afghanistan to look at a partial truth," Robinson told reporters in the Afghan capital of Kabul...
Zimbabweans vow to wait as long as it takes to vote (03/11/02)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- A Zimbabwean judge on Sunday ordered the government to extend voting by one day in the most bitterly contested presidential election in the country's history, as lines hundreds-deep snaked from polling booths long after the voting deadline passed...
Salukis, Tigers both make tournament (03/11/02)
Southern Illinois University and Missouri both received at-large selections to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The Salukis, who shared the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title, are a No. 11 seed. They will play No. 6 Texas Tech on Friday in Chicago...
Kuchar breaks through with first PGA win (03/11/02)
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. -- Matt Kuchar reached into his left pants pocket, pulled out a small piece of white paper and read the phone message Greg Norman left for him. "Congratulations. It's about bloody time. Welcome to the club," Norman said. Nothing could have been more precise...
No complaints for victorious Stewart (03/11/02)
HAMPTON, Ga. -- Tony Stewart didn't have any complaints Sunday, passing Ward Burton with 24 laps to go and holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the MBNA America 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. One of NASCAR's most outspoken drivers, Stewart has complained all year about the aerodynamic disadvantages of his Pontiac...
MU not bothered by No. 12 seed (03/11/02)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's best record in the tenure of Quin Snyder got the Tigers their worst seed in the NCAA Tournament in his three years as coach. That might not be such a bad thing. Missouri was given the No. 12 seed in the West Region and scheduled to play fifth-seed Miami (24-7) on Thursday in Albuquerque, N.M. If the Tigers win, they would face either fourth-seed Ohio State (23-7) or 13th-seed Davidson (21-9) on Saturday...
Benes continues strong spring showing (03/11/02)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Andy Benes' spring comeback remains on schedule. In his third spring appearance Sunday, the St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander allowed one run in four innings in a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets. The only damage was a leadoff home run in the second inning by Jeromy Burnitz...
Vandy beats out rival for top seed (03/11/02)
Tennessee performed over the long haul, Vanderbilt at the end. Ultimately, the Commodores won out. Vanderbilt edged out conference rival Tennessee for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament Sunday and joined Connecticut, Duke and Oklahoma at the top of the brackets...
Old hands, new guard headline NCAA field (03/11/02)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The first NCAA tournament that tried to keep teams closer to home features two old hands and two first-timers in the top spots. Duke was seeded No. 1 for a record fifth straight year Sunday, joined atop the regional brackets by top-ranked Kansas, seeded first as recently as 1998, and Maryland and Cincinnati, both No. 1 for the first time...
Sports digest 3/11/02 (03/11/02)
AREA Southeast baseball team routs MemphisMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Southeast Missouri State University's baseball team recorded its second straight victory, 11-3 over Memphis on Sunday. The Indians, who took two of three games in the series, improved to 3-6. The Tigers are also 3-6...
Study - Top blood pressure number is better risk predictor (03/11/02)
CHICAGO -- A study of 4,714 French men bolsters evidence that the top number in blood pressure readings is better than the lower number at predicting heart disease risk, even in middle-aged patients. For years doctors thought it was more important to try to lower the bottom, diastolic reading to reduce the health risks of high blood pressure, including heart disease, stroke and kidney failure...
Petco coming; competition hopes it won't hound them (03/11/02)
smoyers The people at Petco Animal Supplies are no doubt hoping that their new Cape Girardeau store, scheduled to open this summer, will be a cash cow for the pet supply chain. The local independents, however, are hoping that the pet store giant doesn't stampede into town and bury them like so many of Fido's leftover bones...
Sunday a red-letter day for television swearing (03/11/02)
NEW YORK -- Time to wash the speakers out with soap: This past weekend marked a milestone in televised swearing. Several profanities were included in the riveting footage on the CBS "9-11" documentary about the World Trade Center collapse Sunday night, the most in memory for a single prime-time broadcast network show...
HBO thrives while other television networks struggle (03/11/02)
NEW YORK -- The slogan sounds elitist, even pompous: "It's not TV, it's HBO." But the pay cable service has backed up its boast. "Sex and the City" won a recent Emmy and Golden Globe as television's best comedy series. "The Sopranos" swept the Emmys' lead-acting awards. "Six Feet Under," back this month for its second season, won the Golden Globe for best drama series...
Burnout drives some boomers to new careers (03/11/02)
Deep into the rat race but far from the finish line of retirement, many baby boomers are at risk of hitting the career wall. Instead of toughing it out, some have joined different races -- changing their goals and their jobs. Survivors of burnout, their experiences might inspire fellow boomers who fantasize about walking away from high-powered jobs to find greater fulfillment elsewhere...
People on the move 3/11/02 (03/11/02)
Television station names new news director KFVS12 has announced that Mark Little is the new news director for Heartland News. Since 1999, Little has served as assignment manager and assistant news director for KFVS12. "I'm honored and thrilled to receive this promotion," Little said. "Our newsroom is full of hard-working, dedicated journalists, and I look forward to leading such a fine group."...
Business memo 03/11/02 (03/11/02)
Johnson Insurance Group named Advantage Agent The Farmers Alliance Cos. in McPherson, Kan., have announced that Johnson Insurance Group, Inc., in Cape Girardeau has been named Advantage Agent for 2002. To qualify as an Advantage Agent, an agency must exhibit superior professionalism and profitability over five consecutive years...
New engine, frame at core of Indian Motorcycle's future (03/11/02)
GILROY, Calif. -- The latest chapter in the long, checkered history of the Indian Motorcycle Corp. has brought a new fragrance to a town long known as the "Garlic Capital of the World." It's the smell of exhaust fumes and, the company hopes, money, with the introduction of the first new Indian engine in decades...
People you should know 3/10 (03/11/02)
  • Age: 32. Key responsibilities: Membership recruitment and retention, leadership programs, community development programs, educational programs, training programs, special projects. How long have you lived in Cape Girardeau: Seven years. Original hometown: New Madrid, Mo...
  • Making a cyber-statement (03/11/02)
    nline banking has made Becky Moore's job a good deal easier. Moore, a staff accountant at Southeast Missouri Hospital, uses the local Bank of America's online service daily, transferring funds, tracking finances or checking balances, all with a few key strokes and the click of a mouse...
    Ervin Bodenschatz (03/11/02)
    OLD APPLETON, Mo. -- Ervin J. Bodenschatz, 93, of Old Appleton died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson, Mo.
    Richard Walker (03/11/02)
    ARAB, Mo. -- Richard Walker, 57, of Arab died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stephens Cemetery near McGee, Mo...
    Earl Feltz (03/11/02)
    ST. MARY, Mo. -- Earl L. Feltz, 90, of St. Mary died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at his home. He was born Feb. 21, 1912, at Perry County, Mo., son of Grover and Sadie Thieret Feltz. He and Helen Michie were married in 1952. She died Sept. 2, 1984. Feltz was a farmer in both agriculture and livestock. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the VFW...
    Evelyn Moran (03/11/02)
    PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Evelyn P. Moran, 82, of Perryville died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 13, 1919, at Menfro, Mo., daughter of Henry C. and Rosina Knoll Popp. She and Leonard H. Moran were married March 1, 1945. He died Dec. 23, 1980...
    Doris McCall (03/11/02)
    GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Doris Marie McCall, 75, of Glenallen died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Elder Care of Marble Hill in Marble Hill, Mo. She was born Dec. 22, 1926, at Festus, Mo., daughter of Lilburn and Lillie M. Huskey Becker. She and Albert J. McCall were married Nov. 22, 1946, at St. Louis. He died in 1993...
    Corena Dumey (03/11/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Corena J. Dumey, 93, of Chaffee died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at Jackson Manor in Jackson, Mo. She was born Jan. 1, 1909, at New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of John and Katherine Schmidt Schaeffer. She and Eugene W. Dumey were married Nov. 7, 1926. He died Oct. 5, 1995...
    Twila Hansen (03/11/02)
    CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Twila Marie Hansen, 75, of Chaffee died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at her home. She was born Oct. 30, 1926, at Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Harry and Ruby Hopkins Hindman. She and Jesse Frankin Hansen were married July 1, 1950. He died Dec. 22, 1998...
    Gary Buckner (03/11/02)
    READING, Pa. -- Gary G. Buckner, 43, of Reading died unexpectedly Friday, March 8, 2002, in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was born in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., on Oct. 18, 1958, son of James R. and Janet M. Cooke Buckner. He was employed as a fabrication manager by Penske Racing in Reading and attended Calvary Bible Fellowship Church in Sinking Spring, Pa...
    Eva Hanebrink (03/11/02)
    Eva Ethel Hanebrink, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 9, 2002, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born June 20, 1914, at Rector, Ark., daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Bradsher Bucy. She and John Travis Hanebrink were married April 21, 1936, at Jonesboro, Ill. He died April 12, 1999...
    Lucille Petitt (03/11/02)
    OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Lucille Petitt, 61, of Olive Branch died Friday, March 8, 2002, at her home. She was born Oct. 29, 1940, at Los Angeles, Calif., daughter of Reyes and Rsilia Ytuarte Fuentes. She and Freddie H. Petitt were married May 23, 1981, at Los Angeles...
    Mildred Graden (03/11/02)
    Mildred Graden, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Burial will be at 3 p.m. today in Trinity Lutheran church cemetery in Egypt Mills, Mo. The Rev. Douglas Breite will officiate. Full obituary will follow in Tuesday's paper. Arrangements are being handled by Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel...
    Judy Robert (03/11/02)
    KELSO, Mo. -- Judith Marie "Judy" Robert, 56, of Kelso died Sunday, March 10, 2002, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, Mo.
    Cape fire report 03/11/02 (03/11/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 11 On Saturday, firefighters responded to the following call:At 8:37 p.m., an alarm sounding at 2508 Allendale. On Sunday, firefighters responded to the following calls:At 5:35 a.m., a box alarm and house fire at 230 S. Middle...
    Cape police report 03/11/02 (03/11/02)
    Cape Girardeau Monday, March 11 ArrestsSteven Martin-King, 18, of 909 Jefferson was arrested Saturday on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear. Tyson Steinberger, 18, of 1225 N. West End Blvd. was arrested Sunday for driving while intoxicated and minor in possession...
    Out of the past 3/11/02 (03/11/02)
    10 years ago: March 11, 1992 Cape Girardeau County Democrats who participated in yesterday's presidential caucus chose uncommitted delegates; presidential hopeful Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas won three delegates from county, and Sen. Paul Tsongas of Massachusetts took two delegates; about 100 registered Democrats participated in county caucus...
    The case for open government, open records (03/11/02)
    The tug of war between secrecy and openness in government has existed since the development of a social order in which we humans decided we couldn't do everything for ourselves and became dependent on the organized efforts of a few to benefit most of the rest of us...
    Drug advertising, lobbying raise consumers' costs (03/11/02)
    To the editor: The news has it that national and state legislators are struggling to find ways to help people with the cost of prescription drugs. What a charade. Realistically, much of the increased cost of prescription drugs is due to the tremendous cost of consumer advertising. Other countries prohibit this. Even if America were the only one prohibiting this, it is the obvious thing to do...
    Jackson needs to do something about criminals (03/11/02)
    To the editor: Whatever happened to Jackson being a safe place to live? You can't even leave a locked vehicle unattended here anymore. On my street alone, more than the five vehicles were broken into in the early morning hours of March 4. The thieves got away with thousands of dollars in irreplaceable sentimental items as well as very expensive stereo equipment...
    Speak Out A 03/11/02 (03/11/02)
    Others scammed too I READ with interest about someone else being scammed for money for an alternator. I was confronted and gave the guy $20, thinking nothing of it. I see there have been several other incidents. Good deal for veterans I SEE where they're really giving the veterans a good deal now. My 90 aspirin tablets cost me $21. That sounds like a real good deal for the vets...
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